Apocalypse (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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Apocalypse
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Park section The Underground
Status Operating since May 23, 2009
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced Psyclone
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden
Riders per train 22
Hourly capacity 1000
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 87.3 feet
Top speed 50.1 mph
Length 2877 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00
HELP
Entrance to Apocalypse
Apocalypse with Déjà Vu, which was removed in October 2011.

Apocalypse is a Great Coasters International wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. The ride was previously named "Terminator Salvation: The Ride" from 2009 and 2010 and was themed after the newest sequel in the Terminator movie series. It operates on the former spot of the problematic wooden coaster Psyclone.

History

Terminator Salvation: The Ride opened on May 23, 2009.[1] It was the first wooden coaster to have on-board speakers, but they later stopped working properly and were removed when the ride was rethemed in 2011.[2] The ride also has three misty tunnels, one of which passes through the station, and a fire special effect.

In 2015, Six Flags announced that Apocalypse would be temporarily renamed Shadows of Evil: The Ride as part of Activision's partnership to support the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops III on November 6. The ride would be named after the game's Zombies mode. Its story would transport guests to the 1940s Film Noir-inspired Morg City, including zombie encounters and more. This lasted during the 2015 Fright Fest event from September 26 to November 1.[3]

In March 2017, the rougher sections of the ride were retracked by British company Wood Coaster Developments.[4]

Design

Nearly all of Apocalypse was retracked by Great Coasters International while it was closed in 2019 due to construction of the nearby West Coast Racers. In addition, the ride received a theming update, changing the theme from nuclear fallout to a plague that wiped out humanity.[5]

Trains

Apocalypse's trains have 12 cars seating 2 across. However, the 12th car, which formerly housed the speaker system, does not seat riders. This makes the train's maximum capacity 22.

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